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turn overseas, now, and to afghanistan where there were bold words delivered by president obama's new defense secretary, leon panetta. on his first trip to afghan stay, about al qaeda, he said, i think we have them on the run. and that victory is, quote, within reach. abc's david kerley is in washington. >> reporter: having succeeded after nine, long years in the hunt for osama bin laden, the new defense secretary boldly says the u.s. is on the verge of defeating al qaeda. >> i think we have them on the run. >> reporter: but speaking to reporters on his way to afghanistan, panetta said timing is critical. >> i think now is the moment to put maximum pressure on them because i do believe that if we continue this effort, that we can really cripple al qaeda, as a threat to this country. >> reporter: here's why. with the killing of bin laden, u.s. forces recovered a treasure trove of intelligence. panetta revealed t tay they have been able to identify 10 to 20 al qaeda leaders who are based in 4 countries. >> if we can go after them, i think we really can strategically defeat al qaeda. >>
't want to fight in afghanistan but sources say he was more than willing to cause bloodshed at home. after being arrested he told officers he "wanted to get even with the military" military and chose ft. hood because of the 2009 attack where major nadal hasan allegedly killed 13 and wounded 30. he told them his plan was to set off two bombs then shoot any survivors. police say the attack was imminent. >> we would probably be here today giving you a different briefing had he not been stopped. >> reporter: greg ebert is the man would stopped him. a former marine and police officer who works at this killeen gun store. he got suspicious when abdo arrived in a cab on tuesday then bought six pounds of gunpowder, three boxes of shotgun ammunition and a magazine for a semiautomatic pistol. he paid $250 in cash. >> if somebody comes in, especially into a business like this, and makes a purchase and doesn't know what he's buying, i'd be concerned about that. >> reporter: concerned enough to call police, who the next day searched the soldier's room at this local hotel. inside that young soldier's hot
.s. withdrawals from iraq and afghanistan. >> the secretary of defense i will work to ensure our nation continues to have the best trained, best he quipped in the world. >> later today the 73-year-old is set to fly home to the family farm. >> still ahead this afternoon another company about to go public. how much zinga expects to raise coming up. >> also a nervous-sounding prince william speaks in canada. we're getting more details about the visit to california. >> traffic moving well on 680 right now. nothing like gridlock we saw on interstate 80. stay with us. we'll be right back. >>> another bay area internet company is going public, hoping to raise up to $1 billion. the san francisco company is behind popular games like farmville. the announcement follows recent ipos and both based in the bay area. >> wall street ended the week with the market's biggest weekly gain in two years. >> there are plenty of fire works this week. major averages ending for a fifth day in a row, our biggest gain in two years, hows of homeowners getting a break. almost 5,000 homeowners had their principal reduced, part
from iraq and afghanistan. >> it as $2.7 trillion increase in the debt ceiling with highly suspect spending reduction features. >> reporter: with a week to go until the august 2nd deadline when the government runs out of money, this exercise in capital brinksmanship is literally spending the treasury down to its last dollars. rob and tanya? >> we've been hearing for weeks now about this august 2nd deadline next week. but apparently the feds may have this extra cash. the government could pay its bills past august 2nd. some breathing room here. but still, it doesn't really make this any less intense. >> thanks to a little number crunching by the treasury department, there does seem to be a little leeway. but it still needs to get done. >> some deal hopefully in the works. we'll see. >>> one side effect of the big debt battle, believe it or not, is an increase in airline fares. they were put in place last weekend to make up for taxes that expired because washington just can't get its act together. with anger over the increases now growing, some senators are demanding that airlines eit
been answering questions at a news conference in afghanistan. >> what i read in the papers is quite shocking that someone could do this, actually knowing that the police were trying to find this person and trying to find out what had happened. >>> she was found dead six months after she went missing. a serial killer was convicted of her murder last month. >> the nuclear lab in new mexico is set to reopen today now that the threat of the largest wildfire in state history has passed. that fire has burned more than 121,000 acres. the town was evacuated last week. residents were allowed back in on monday. they believe the fire was sparked by a tree falling on to power lines. >> the final space shuttle launch is in danger of being postponed because of severe weather in florida. there is 60% chance of rain will delay the liftoff of the atlantis. countdown clock started ticking yesterday. they are going to the international space station, once it returns. it will be retired. >>> local person makes good, yet again. >> recapping our top stories, crews are looking for seven americans still mi
to afghanistan. >> now is the moment, now is the moment following what happened with bin laden, to put maximum pressure on them. because i do believe that if we continue this effort, that we can really cripple al qaeda, as a threat to this country. >> it's such an interesting statement, christiane, because for so many years, some people argue that defeating a decentralized group like al qaeda was essentially impossible. what's your take on this declaration on potential imminent defeat? >> well, he did say if we continue this route. i think that's clear. obviously, al qaeda is spread out to the arabian peninsula, pakistan areas, and the rest. but it's about continuing this route. many people are concerned if there's a withdrawal of u.s. troops they shouldn't be too dramatic or swift to withdraw before al qaeda and taliban are defeated. >> christiane, i appreciate your analysis. i want to remind everybody, be sure to watch christiane a little later this morning on "this week." she has an exclusive interview with white house chief of staff bill daley. bianna, over to you. >>> not too far from her
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